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Stark Scarlet Crush cultivar gets Green Thumb award

A new apple cultivar from Stark Bro’s Nurseries & Orchards was recently honored by the Direct Gardening Association. Stark Scarlet Crush Apple Tree recently was one of two products honored in the edibles division of... more »

Trial and error a big theme during IFTA summer tour

New York state apple grower Jeff Smith showed off plantings of NY 1 and NY 2 during the International Fruit Tree Association’s (IFTA) summer tour in upstate New York. Ledge Rock Farms near Medina, New... more »

Study shows it’s possible to strengthen tree support system

Apple growers today want to produce large apples on small trees, with the trees packed as tightly as possible. Such a system can improve efficiency and yields, but has inherent structural problems. Heavy fruit loads,... more »

How pruning affects cold hardiness of fruit trees

Unlike some flowering landscape trees, peaches, cherries, apples and pears originated in a temperate climate, similar to our own. They are well-adapted to our climate, even in an el Niño year. Most fruit trees went... more »

Award-winning NC-140 project raises stock of fruit tree industry

A multi-layered project to improve sustainability in fruit tree production through changes in rootstock use has received recognition from a national organization. Multi-State Research Project NC-140 forged a viable international partnership between universities and the... more »

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